Aug 28, 2019 12:00 PM
Charilyn Damigo
Mid-Cal Blue Star Moms, CA39


On January 22, 1942 the Flint News Advertiser printed a coupon asking mothers of servicemen to return the coupon after filling it out.  They received 1000 responses so it was decided to form a permanent organization. The next month 300 mothers met in the Durant Hotel in Flint, Michigan, and the organization was read into the Congressional Record,  The organization was officially chartered by Congress in 1960, and the charter was updated in 2011. Today there are approximately 180 chapters across the country.

Chapters across the country support troops and veterans in their area.  We support Veteran health care facilities, families of fallen heroes, Red Cross military support, and other service organizations.  We provide troop care packages and letters; we volunteer at military and veteran events; and we honor blue- to gold-star programs.The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are a non-partisan, non-political, non-sectarian organization.